Our resource library is home to a collection of zines, periodicals, media, and hundreds of books that reflect and respond to OPIRG Carleton’s mandate surrounding social justice and anti-oppression. Our titles are chosen through consultation with our volunteers, students, and community members in response to changing community interests as well as the (un)availability of alternative materials in the university’s main library collection. Our goal is to provide independent sources of knowledge as support for working groups and for the research needs of students, faculty, alumni and community members.

As such, books, documents, periodicals, zines, videos, and DVDs are available ranging on a variety of topics:

  • Environment

  • Canadian Governance

  • Women, Gender and Sexuality

  • Native Peoples

  • International Issues

  • Low Income

  • Labour

  • Health

  • Prison and Criminal Justice

  • Race, Ethnicity and Culture

  • Disability

  • Education Systems

  • Energy

  • Communication and Technology

To view the new (and under construction) online home of our library:

To view our current(ish) resources online, go to: 

Library Renewal

Currently, OPIRG Carleton’s library is in need of renewal and revamping. We will be posting further information on this and updating our records accordingly when needed decisions have been made. Have thoughts on how our library could be better? Email

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Featured Book

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard  

Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada.

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